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1) Message boards : Number crunching : Missing Astropulse result (Message 985653)
Posted 31 Mar 2010 by Profile [B^S] Paul@home
yeah it was reported a few seconds after upload (I had network access suspended and it all went thru when i enabled it again)

ok so if the replica DB has to catch up before the site is update, then i guess that would explin what i'm seeing...


2) Message boards : Number crunching : Missing Astropulse result (Message 985647)
Posted 31 Mar 2010 by Profile [B^S] Paul@home
Hi All,

just recently back crunchin after a long absence, so this may have been covered before (but i cant find it!).

Anyway, on my computer, I have processed this work unit. It processed ok, uploaded and reported. However it is still showing as inprogress in the task list for the computer.

The task detail show the sterr which if I remember correctly suggestst the result has been uploaded ok?

From my logs, I can see the result uploading and reporting...

31/03/2010 14:06:47 SETI@home Computation for task ap_22mr07ae_B4_P0_00216_20100327_23773.wu_1 finished 31/03/2010 17:03:51 SETI@home Started upload of ap_22mr07ae_B4_P0_00216_20100327_23773.wu_1_0 31/03/2010 17:03:57 SETI@home Finished upload of ap_22mr07ae_B4_P0_00216_20100327_23773.wu_1_0 31/03/2010 17:04:36 SETI@home Sending scheduler request: To fetch work. 31/03/2010 17:04:36 SETI@home Reporting 3 completed tasks, requesting new tasks for GPU 31/03/2010 17:04:41 SETI@home Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks 31/03/2010 17:04:41 SETI@home Message from server: (Project has no jobs available)

Any idea why its still showing as in progress? It should have gone to 'waiting for validation'...

3) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Allen Telescope Array Begins Scientific Observations (Message 660415)
Posted 16 Oct 2007 by Profile [B^S] Paul@home
Hmmm, this smacks of politics to me!

If SETI@home (us) and SETI institiute are both run out of UC Berkeley, then doesnt it make sense that they collaberate? on a scientific level at least? ie share data, results, theories.. Even if funding/personell is to be kept seperate, the aim of both projects is one and the same... or am i missing something?

It could well be that SETI@home (us) can give the Allen array a massive, free boost of CPU power for signal analasys. And the Allen aray can give us a new source of data, potentially sampling from a larger area of space that Arecibo... That way everybody wins. The 'spoils' of the search will still be within UC berkeley... not that that kind of thing would matter! ;)

cant we all just get along?!


4) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Allen Telescope Array Begins Scientific Observations (Message 658307)
Posted 12 Oct 2007 by Profile [B^S] Paul@home
Will we be crunching its data here at some stage?
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : . . . Irish Archaeology (Message 346323)
Posted 23 Jun 2006 by Profile [B^S] Paul@home
When I complete my studies here in the states I would love to continue on with my post-graduate work there.

I hope you are ready for politics, legal battles, information campaigns etc! Any time there are new developments over here that may have an impact on a "historical" site then the conservationists claim we shouldn't build there. Unfortunately, on a small island with several thousand years history, almost everywhere has some sort of historical / archaeological interest

In many cases they have valid points, in many cases not.

For example, completion of the motorway ring round around Dublin (our capital city) was delayed for over 2 years because it involved removal of few stubs of walls from an old site. Look at the photos here. There was not exactly much of the site left to begin with!

Work on the M3 motorway is also being delayed as a result of court cases etc, due to possible implications to the Hill of Tara and its surrounding areas. The Hill of Tara has been an important focal point in Ireland for thousands of years. Originally was a Stone Age passage tomb, and more recently (1500 to 2000 years ago) was the seat of the high kings of Ireland. (Ancient Irish quote - “All roads lead to Tara”)
In this case, I believe the objections are valid because it is known that there is a very high concentration of unexcavated settlements etc in the area and there are other viable and realistic routes for the motorway. Here is an artists impression of the Hill of Tara after the motorway is built! :)


6) Message boards : Number crunching : Can't rename state file: Error -1 (Message 344791)
Posted 21 Jun 2006 by Profile [B^S] Paul@home
The state file (client state i presume?) is a BOINC system file and is not specifically tied to any project you can reset.

If it is in relation to one project, which project is it? Is it happening to them all? If its happening for one only then try detaching from that one and reattaching.... that should clear down any probs. I 'm assuming that since you have reset already then you hav no active tasks?

Did you fully shutdown BOINC before you upgraded? If you are running as service it may be worth your while to reboot the machine (or manually stop/start the service again if you know how). It may be worth doing that anyway just to make sure the file is not open in memory anywhere...



7) Message boards : Number crunching : Computation errors on Seti Enhanced (Message 310334)
Posted 19 May 2006 by Profile [B^S] Paul@home
Got my first 5.15 WU.. and it errored out. Dont recall having seen this error before.

Result is here



edit - have not seen any probs with 5.15 while crunching beta but it is 2 different hosts... /edit

19/05/2006 12:26:27|BBC Climate Change Experiment|Pausing task hadcm3ln_0crj_00355717_1 (left in memory)
19/05/2006 12:26:27|SETI@home|Resuming task 22mr99aa.14090.5346.117328.3.64_0 using setiathome_enhanced version 515
19/05/2006 12:37:59|SETI@home|setiathome_enhanced not responding to screensaver, exiting
19/05/2006 12:38:03|SETI@home|Unrecoverable error for result 22mr99aa.14090.5346.117328.3.64_0 ( - exit code -1 (0xffffffff))
19/05/2006 12:38:03|SETI@home|Deferring scheduler requests for 1 minutes and 0 seconds
19/05/2006 12:38:03||Rescheduling CPU: application exited
19/05/2006 12:38:03|SETI@home|Computation for task 22mr99aa.14090.5346.117328.3.64_0 finished

8) Message boards : Number crunching : Unofficial BOINC Wiki closing 2006-03-31 (Message 254043)
Posted 26 Feb 2006 by Profile [B^S] Paul@home
Paul, I think a great many people will be sad to see you leave. However, if you feel that this is the correct course of action for you at this time ,then we can only accept that and wish you well in the future.


9) Message boards : Number crunching : Graphs update - variety is the strife of lice (Message 230776)
Posted 13 Jan 2006 by Profile [B^S] Paul@home
Nice one scarecrow. Looks good - book mark updated!!

10) Message boards : Number crunching : **** Closed SETI/BOINC Milestonesâ„¢ V Closed **** (Message 230309)
Posted 12 Jan 2006 by Profile [B^S] Paul@home
last night - 100,000 for CPDN!

11) Message boards : Number crunching : Seti Bete: Do credits count towards seti? (Message 229612)
Posted 11 Jan 2006 by Profile [B^S] Paul@home
Is SetiBeta going to continue after Enhanced moves here? Is there more enhancements, etc. that are going to be tested and tried?

From some of the hints over in the Beta forums, it seems 'AStropulse' may be tested over there. Whether that is being integrated into the existing (well.. new ;) ) app or being developed separatley I dont know....


12) Message boards : Number crunching : Seti Bete: Do credits count towards seti? (Message 229598)
Posted 11 Jan 2006 by Profile [B^S] Paul@home
the credits are comparable - ie work done to get 100 credits on Beta equates to work done to get 100 credits here. That being one of the great things about BOINC - you can compare credits across projects and know they are a comparable measure of work done in each project

As far as I know there is no plan to move credits from beta to here when _enhanced is brought live. Beta is being treated as a separate project (which it is!)


13) Message boards : Number crunching : Devs - Suggestion for improved web performance (Message 228859)
Posted 10 Jan 2006 by Profile [B^S] Paul@home
Haha, no worries, that made me laugh, the info's there for others to read (hopefully "others" will include the devs ;) )

Well I'm no dev, but i read it and found it interesting! :)

14) Message boards : Number crunching : [Attention] - sarcasm ;) (Message 226943)
Posted 6 Jan 2006 by Profile [B^S] Paul@home
Uli, you could also be seeing that feeder bug mentioned in the tech news.

Adding insult to injury, we found the feeder has some kind of bug in it. The feeder is the process that keeps a stash of results in shared memory that the scheduler reads to find out what to send to clients requesting work. Over time the feeder gets less and less able to keep a full stash. Eventually the feeder can't keep up with the scheduler's demand for results, and then clients get "no work available" messages. These clients retry quickly, and these extra connections cause stress on the server, which then starts dropping these connections. So every day or so we've been restarting the feeder to clear out its clogged shared memory segments and that temporarily improves connectivity. We're looking into it.

The guys will probably give it a kick when they come in....
15) Message boards : Number crunching : [Attention] - sarcasm ;) (Message 226936)
Posted 6 Jan 2006 by Profile [B^S] Paul@home

I guess you must be right, but I find it hard to believe that enough users are watching the fora closely enough to cause a significant ramp-up. Surely the vast majority never come here?

But alot of the rest of the users may be keeping an eye on the client and once they see something starting to move (ie 1 result uploaded), they hit 'retry all' and their cleint starts hammering the servers...

16) Message boards : Number crunching : Microsoft release WMF exploit fix (Message 226584)
Posted 5 Jan 2006 by Profile [B^S] Paul@home
For anyone that does not want to go thru Windows update (since its due next week anyway!) you can download the update here.

Your computer will require a reboot.

Dont forget to uninstall the unofficial patch if you had installed it and re register the shimgvw.dll DLL

17) Message boards : Number crunching : Need help with a BOINC setup. (Message 226351)
Posted 5 Jan 2006 by Profile [B^S] Paul@home

Sorry, but I disagree: You need an administrator account with a password. Not just any plain user, or you won't even be able to install BOINC, let alone as a service.

You are, of course, correct! :)

I just guesses it was an administrator account as that is the XP home default when creating new users... (but thats another conversation!!) .....and I just assumed XP home!

Apologies if I confused anyone!



18) Message boards : Number crunching : Need help with a BOINC setup. (Message 226238)
Posted 5 Jan 2006 by Profile [B^S] Paul@home
Yes you can still use the manager if you want to but it is not required in order for BOINC to run. There are no additional icons added to the system tray unless you start the manager.

Unfortunatley you do need a password to install in this way but there is a a couple of work arounds...

1. set a user password, install the software using that name and password. After installation, configure the service to run using a system account rather than a user account (in the servives control window). Remove the users password again.

2. Create a new user with a password and set the BOINC service to use that account rather than the users account.


19) Message boards : Number crunching : Need help with a BOINC setup. (Message 226234)
Posted 5 Jan 2006 by Profile [B^S] Paul@home
Hi Aaron, you can install BOINC using 'Service Install' option. This is the 3rd install type when you start the windows installer.

This lets BOINC start when the computer boots but it does not require the manager to run.


20) Message boards : Number crunching : option: http and socks proxy (Message 222748)
Posted 29 Dec 2005 by Profile [B^S] Paul@home
Several of us have reported problems with password authentication on Proxys using BOINC 5.x

I have not been able to upgrade my clients from 4.x to 5.x at work because of this issue...

Can you post your network trace logs to this bug?. Any additional information may help the guys track down what the problem is.



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